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  • 5 Beauty Treatments You Can Do Over Labor Day Weekend

    Labor Day’s right around the corner. This means those carefree summer days are almost at an end. Most people use the holiday to enjoy one last taste of summer bliss, opting to squeeze in a final weekend getaway. But why not use the extra day off to pamper yourself? If you’re like a lot of working women, it’s not often you get a chance to treat yourself.

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    Women indulge themselves in all different ways. Janet O’Brien, an elementary school teacher from Portland, Oregon, likes to go for a massage and receive a luxurious facial package. Laura Anderson, a sales and marketing director from Santa Barbara, California, on the other hand, likes to take a more proactive approach – she gets LED facials or Botox treatments to freshen her appearance.

    Are you unsure which procedure will make you glow this Labor Day weekend? Here’s five non-invasive, quick beauty treatments guaranteed to freshen your appearance:

    1) Botox

    Botox is a revolutionary prescription medication that improves moderate to severe frown lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines and crow’s feet. Botox is a great alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures. It’s quick, painless, and seldom causes side effects.

    Botox is a neurotoxin that works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles. This is also why wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity don’t respond to Botox treatments.

    Botox offers real, noticeable results. Since Botox works by weakening facial muscles, full results are generally seen within five to seven days. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles gradually improve over time – and you’ll even see results shortly after treatment. These results will continue to improve, until about two weeks after the procedure. At that time, you’ll be looking your best. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off over the next four to six months, and the wrinkles will need to be retreated.

    2) Clear + Brilliant

    Clear + Brilliant is a cosmetic procedure that uses revolutionary fractional laser technology to fight the early effects of aging, leaving skin with a more youthful appearance. While Clear + Brilliant is safe for all skin types and tones, it is most ideal for younger patients who want to reverse the early signs of aging. That’s because Clear + Brilliant encourages new collagen growth, improving skin tone and texture and reducing the appearance of pores. Compared to similar laser treatments, Clear + Brilliant procedures require little recovery time and boast a lower risk of complications. In fact, most people only experience a day or two of post-procedural swelling and redness.

    Clear + Brilliant works its magic by revitalizing skin from the inside out. Its non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. Sounds complicated, right? But it’s really just about replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger-looking tissue. The result? Smoother, softer and more youthful-looking skin.

    Clear + Brilliant is clinically proven to significantly reverse early signs of aging. Almost all patients who undergo Clear + Brilliant treatments report their skin looks younger and feels smoother. What’s more, their skin achieves a noticeable glow after a series of three to five Clear + Brilliant treatments.

    3) Juvéderm

    Juvéderm is a revolutionary dermal filler that instantly banishes wrinkles around the mouth and nose.  Juvéderm is so powerful that its results last up to a year—and after only a single treatment. Because Juvéderm’s dermal gel is smooth rather than granular, a single injection of it makes skin looks smooth, natural and youthful. This is because the unique formulation of Juvéderm’s gel promotes hydration of the skin as well as restores volume to the skin and its underlying structures.

    Juvéderm reverses the aging process. How? Juvéderm is comprised of a smooth hyaluronic acid gel that, when injected into the skin, smooths wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in the human body, and its primary function is to bind and absorb water, creating volume in the face. During the natural aging process, hyaluronic acid found in the body diminishes. The result? Those annoying lines and folds. Juvéderm corrects this by restoring hyaluronic acid in the skin, helping to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

    Juvéderm produces immediate results, and these results continue to improve for one to two weeks as Juvéderm softens and draws moisture into the area. And you can expect these results to last up to 12 months.

    4) Thermage

    Thermage is a non-invasive radiofrequency therapy that can transform and revitalize aging skin on many areas of the body. What’s more, you can customize Thermage treatments to suit your needs. Thermage works wonders practically anywhere, but it’s especially effective on the eyes, face, and body. Compared to similar skin tightening treatments, such as mini facelifts, patients obtain superior results with Thermage—but without all the risks and downtime associated with invasive procedures.

    Thermage works from the inside out. It transfers heat to the epidermis, which not only encourages collagen production, but also tightens existing collagen. Thermage effects this partly through radiofrequency technology, which produces electrical currents that causes collagen within the skin to contract and gradually reform. This is why most individuals experience dramatic tightening and smoothing of the skin over the six months following treatment. Since the outer layers of the skin are unaffected, there is almost no recovery time involved.

    Another great thing about Thermage? Results from a single treatment tend to last up to ten years.

    Best of all? You’ll need only one Thermage treatment to reap all the benefits of its innovative technology. During the several months following treatment, you’ll see dramatically tighter, firmer and smoother skin.

    5) IPL Photo Facials

    IPL photo facials use light therapy to blast away fine lines and wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, large pores, shallow acne scars and broken capillaries. Most importantly, however, IPL photo facials are non-invasive, meaning no recovery time. You can return to work the same day as treatment!

    IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues. Compared to other skin rejuvenation techniques results obtained with photo facials are superior, and the procedure itself significantly gentler.

    You can expect outstanding results with IPL photo facials. But you must be diligent about scheduling treatment sessions. IPL photo facial treatments call for five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases those results can be seen after only the first treatment! And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.

    Turn Back the Clock This Labor Day Weekend

    The take home message is clear: it’s never too late to start pampering yourself. Need help planning your Labor Day weekend beauty extravaganza? Then visit your local LaserAway. We’re proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. We aim to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation today by emailing or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737.

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